Vibrant Wellness Journal is committed to holistic health and wellness.
We believe that food is true medicine for our bodies, and that we can use healthy diets and active lifestyles to heal ourselves from illness. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help you save money on medical treatment and pharmaceuticals that often treat symptoms and mask underlying health problems. We aim to show you how to cultivate the healthiest life possible, and we want to help you along your journey towards better health.
Vibrant Wellness Journal is edited and created by Andrea Bertoli, cooking instructor for the largest natural foods store in Hawaii and owner of Manis Kitchenworks, offering nutritional counseling and private cooking lessons in Honolulu. I’ve been a vegetarian for over 20 years and live a healthy and active lifestyle which includes surfing, yoga, backpacking, and hiking.
Here on Vibrant Wellness Journal you will find (mostly) vegan recipes for culturally inspired dishes that reflect years of exploration in a kitchen. I also share important food and farming news, review books and blogs that focus on cooking and baking, and about new or wacky ingredients that pique my interest. I have always been interested in environmental issues, and I worked in conservation for a few years between by BA and graduate school. I received my MA in Political Science and Women’s Studies at the University of Hawaii, and learned Indonesian for my thesis about agro- ecotourism in Bali. During my graduate school years I became more active in the local food and farm community, and began growing and cooking and baking as an act of sharing and as a type of activism. I’ve worked at cafes, a french bakery, in an office, at the University, at health foods stores, and on farms across Hawaii.
If you’d like to do some guest writing or have your company’s natural products reviewed on Vibrant Wellness Journal, please contact us!
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